[Samba] Upgrade from Samba 1.9.18p4 to 2.2.8a

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Thu Apr 17 17:40:30 GMT 2003

Yes. This is not a problem. I would look into the following configuration
options to make this happen:

encrypt passwords = no (default)
force user = <username>

...and possibly the following:

guest ok =
map to guest =
guest user =

...these three deal with when to use the guest user. I would think that in
this situation, you might set the "guest" user to be the user that you
wish to write as (though force user will take care of this). map to guest
has to deal with when to use this guest user (never, bad password, bad
username). Look at the man pages (available on the web at the Samba site
IIRC) and see if these options are for you.

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On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Pete Geenhuizen wrote:

> I need to upgrade from this ancient version of Samba running on Solaris
> 2.6 to the latest and greatest, but I've run into a snag that I don't know
> how to over come, or that it is even possible in the current version, so
> I'm hoping that there is a workable solution.
> In the current configuration all the samba shares are accessible without a
> password, and as a matter of fact there isn't even an smbpassword file.
> Any and all files that are created are owned by one user.
> If the new version doesn't support this configuration it will mean that
> they will have to go back to the drawing board and re-think how Samba is
> used.
> I suspect that this current configuration is an even bigger security risk
> that the exploits that the current version fixes.
> Any takers for this one?
> Any and all suggestions are extremely welcome.
> Thx
> Pete
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